To celebrate West Virginia’s birthday on June 20 from 2 to 4pm, the Humanities Council will open the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House for tours with light refreshments. Come visit Our Old House, enjoy a West Virginia-shaped cookie and learn about the 1836 house, a landmark property listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of Charleston’s seven antebellum houses. The house was built when Andrew Jackson was president and later used as a hospital during the Civil War.
“Celebrate West Virginia” is a weekend-long celebration of West Virginia Day! A kickoff celebration, held Thursday June 22 from 4-7 PM at Spark! Imagination and Science Center, will feature live music and food. Representatives from museums and historic sites in the community will present family-friendly activities and information about their organization.
Throughout the weekend, area museums and historic sites will have special, family-friendly events (all of which will be free). Participating organizations are Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum, Art Museum of WVU, West Virginia Botanic Garden, Old Hemlock Foundation, Monongalia Historical Society, WVU Libraries/West Virginia & Regional History Center, and Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.
Old and Rare Book Workshop
West Virginia and Regional History Center
May 26, 2017
10am to 2pm
Join the West Virginia Association of Museums for their 2017 educational workshop series as Stewart Plein and Crystal Wimer share their expertise and demonstrate hand-on preservation methods for the conservation and care of old and rare books. The workshop will begin with a tour of the Rare Book Room where preservation and conservation issues of old books will be discussed. The second half of the workshop will be hands-on where participants will learn how to preserve their collection’s fragile books with step by-step instruction in constructing a phase box. Phase boxes are archival boxes that protect fragile or valuable volumes. Books, preservation supplies, and handouts will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own old book from their collection that would benefit from the protection of a phase box.
$15.00 for WVAM Members
$25.00 for Non-Members
*Lunch and Materials are included*
Registration is REQUIRED. Please contact Bekah Karelis at 304-830-3485 by May 22 to reserve your seat!
Sunday, May 14th
Seating from 1pm to 3:30pm
Guests for this day are treated to the mouthwatering down home cooking of Adaland’s long time cook, Lucy Williamson. The buffet table will be laden with two entrees, a collection of sides, salad with Lucy’s famous dressing, homemade bread, and a sideboard of luscious desserts. Adaland’s signature peach iced tea and coffee round out the afternoon meal that has become a favorite of many visitors. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.
Call 304-457-2415 for Mother’s Day Buffet Dinner tickets
Reservations of six or more must be paid in advance.
Has your organization recently created an exhibit, publication, program, or project with an innovative approach to interpreting West Virginia history? If the answer is “YES,” then you should consider nominating your organization for an American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Award.
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October 14, 2016 at the Olgebay Mansion Museum from 9-3
Workshop leaders Fawn Valentine and Toni Ogden will demonstrate their methods for discovering what pieced or woven textiles can tell us, information that allows for interpretation beyond the obvious visual appeal of these bed coverings. Even without a maker’s name or date of construction, there are clues in fabric and fiber to guide curators, conservators, and textile-lovers to add to the history of the item and the story it has to tell.
$10.00 for WVAM members
$20.00 for non-members
*Lunch is included*
Registration is REQUIRED. Please call 304-830-3485 by October 12 to register.
Art Exhibit featuring mixed-media work by Chris Sturm. October 6-27, 2016. Opening reception on Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:30-7pm. Located in the Wheeling Artisan Center, 3rd Floor Loft Gallery in downtown Wheeling, WV. Gallery hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10-5pm. Closed on Sundays.
This workshop at the WV & Regional History Center will explore the various legacy magnetic media formats that you may encounter in your historical or archival collections.
$10.00 for WVAM members
$20.00 for non-members
*Lunch is included in price*
Registration is REQUIRED. Please call 304-830-3485 by October 28 to register.